I’m excited to have two new projects to work on over the summer. One is another picture book with Frances Watts called Leonard Doesn’t Dance. The other is the beginnings of my own picture book with the working title Trudy and Dodds.
I’ll be posting here about both of them as I go along. Leonard will be about birds… something I shouldn’t have too much trouble loving! I’ve posted a couple of very early ideas about Leonard already. And you can follow the images alone if you want on my Pinterest page here. The more wordy stuff will be on my blog. (…rambling, rambling…)
Trudy and Dodds was a concept I had just come up with at the time I was offered Thunderstorm Dancing and to my surprise, I received a grant from the Australia Council to get the project started. But I found I could only focus on the one big (Thunder) project, and so Trudy and Dodds was put on hold. Now is the time to revisit it, and I’m really excited to be booked into a masterclass in mid February with editing maestros Jane Godwin (Penguin) and Erica Wagner (Allen & Unwin) along with book design maestro Sandra Nobes. I’ll be taking my dummy book and manuscript along to that masterclass as a part of my grant project to get some feedback and help.
So, in the meantime, on with birds and…. dog-monster-thingees. Probably.
Great news that your wings are flexing for a new project or two! Ga
That’s good news for 2014! Good luck with all that.:-)
fantastic! looking forward to seeing the results (hopefully next year?)
Thanks Liz and Luisa. Yes hopefully it will all go more quickly this time. I need to think quick and playful for the birds. As for Trudy and Dodds, that doesn’t need to be followed through to the finish unless the stars align. It will just be a great starting point for writing. :)
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Yes indeed! Goody!
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